18 November 2012

Nigeria: FCT Minister Presents Scorecard

As 2012 gradually draws to an end, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sen. Bala Mohammed says the administration did not do badly.

Speaking at a meeting with senior staff of the Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS), in his office at the weekend, the minister said that the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has completed all procedures and conveyed 2,455 Certificates of Occupancy to bonafide property owners from January to date.

He revealed that within the same period under review, he signed 727 Certificates of Occupancy of land whose owners have met all the laid down criteria, especially the mandotory payment of land charges.

He also disclosed that the FCT Administration approved and registered 91 Deeds of Assignments during the period, in addition to 86 Mortgages.

According to him, the administration has during the period, released 20 Deeds of Assignments and 9 for Sublease.

In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister, Muhammad Sule, the minister reiterated the administration's commitment to decent and affordable houses, saying that plans are underway to open up 10 new districts in the Federal Capital City (FCC).

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